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Advanced Technology Checkpoint X-ray

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Watch how each Advanced Technology system works:

AT is a catch phrase for a group of advanced X-ray technologies that will improve carry-on bag screening and enhance airline passenger security. ATs provide clear, high-definition X-ray images that improve TSA security officers' ability to detect potential threat items. Some AT units also employ multiple X-ray angles (views), provide high-definition zoom and/or have automated detection capabilities that will further enhance the TSOs' effectiveness. By comparison, currently deployed technology depends on a single, top-down X-ray view.

In addition, AT X-ray systems are built to be upgradeable and programmable. As threats emerge and AT's capabilities improve, enhancements to the equipment at airports will generally require only a software upgrade.

AT systems are highly cost-effective and can be widely deployed in a few years. AT training is relatively easy, as the interface is either very similar or identical to current X-ray machines.

Rapiscan 620DV

Photo of Rapiscan 620DV Advanced Technology Machine

Rapiscan 620DV provides both a horizontal and vertical X-ray view of carry-on luggage.

These two perpendicular views provide a complete perspective regardless of their orientation inside the system.

Automated explosives detection software is also applied to scanned images.

Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040aTIX

Photo of Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040aTIX Advance Technology machine

Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040aTIX uses several, independent generators, each of which is connected to its own X-ray sensor technology.

The two X-ray views (Dual View) support the quick and reliable evaluation process, and automated explosives detection flags potential threat items on screen.